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5 Way to Rock an Edgy Style Look

Have you always felt like a bit of a punk rocker? Were you in a band once, or felt like you should have been? Do you love everything studded, and a little tough, but also classy too?

Here are 5 simple ways to create a rock and edgy style look that I call classic look with a bad girl twist.

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If you think of yourself as a tough cookie, not to be messed with, you want a style that reflects that.

1. Start with Something Classic

One of the biggest differences between “punk”   and punk-inspired is what the outfit is based upon. To make sure you look age-appropriate and modern, aim to look “punk” by choosing simple, well-fitting basics to ground your outfit.

For instance, a simple shift dress and black tights can be an excellent backdrop for more punk accessories and additions. Meanwhile, bootcut jeans with a simple blouse are a more casual way to crecreateefined effect, balancing any pieces that may be harder-edged.

2. Black is Edgy

Naturally, black is the color for rocker chicks ( and biker chicks) everywhere, but it can be harsh- making you look washed out or tired- and who needs that? Charcoal, grey, navd evrk brown much muchetter. Or, you can brighten things up by wearing a vivid tone like cobalt, hot pink, or emerald to create a sharp contrast with black and get that instant edge. Try shades of grey with bold blues or oranges for a look that’s tough as nails but chic as anything.

 

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3. Add a Leather Jacket

A leather jacket is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of punk fashion, and with good reason: Every punk worth their salt has a black leather jacket covered in spikes, studs, and zippers. But some can look too costumey, so if you want a classic motorcycle jacket, pick something lightweight and refined without too much hardware. Or, opt for a blazer instead with small studs or light chain detailing. The key is to choose one feature, applied in a punk way to a classic no-punk jacket.

For a softer look, try a non-leather jacket or go for a quilted leather jacket for the perfect mix of punk princess and modern woman.

4. Rock on with Roughed Up Accessories

Dainty chains and charms can go back into your jewelry box. The rocker chic look calls for bold cuff bracelets, stud earrings, and necklaces with heavy chains and stud details.

5. Go For Graphic Elements and Asymmetrical Shapes

Graphic prints, bold stripes, and heavy-duty details up the style ante for edgy gals. Fitted dresses and skirts with exposed zippers add some cool to a serious look. An asymmetrical top is dramatic and fits right in with the rebellious feel of this look.

There you have it! Your guide to edgy rocker chic, no matter what your age. Perhaps it’s not too late to start a band after all.

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